Below is a summary of the drug trends and arrest numbers in Dallas. The top 5 most abused drugs in Dallas are:
- Prescription drugs
Marijuana is widely used and is seen as a less serious crime, but still remains a profitable business for drug dealers.
Cocaine continues to be an issue in our neighborhoods as those addicted to the drug commit crimes of opportunity and those selling the drugs commit violent offenses.
Methamphetamine appears to be on the rise. The threat is not only the addiction of our citizens, but also the danger of the extremely flammable cook and conversion labs in our neighborhoods.
Prescription drugs present unique challenges because of the variety of sources. Doctors over prescribe medications and have them filled at “pill mills”. Patients with legitimate prescriptions also sell them. Another concern is adults and young people who steal them from the medicine cabinets of family members.
Heroin and other opiates are re-emerging nationwide. There are various local and national programs focusing on the treatment of heroin addiction.
If you have any information about drug dealers or drugs at your school, contact the Dallas ISD Police Department at (214) 932-5627.
If you have any information about drug dealers or drug locations, contact the Dallas Police Department Narcotics Division at (214) 671-3120.